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This poem may be quite popular from the 20th century, as the first line of it was often quoted by my mother. Not knowing how Ms. 227 more words



This poem was written at a time when she had given up on a teaching post at nearby Halifax in West Yorkshire and had yet to have gone abroad with Charlotte, her older sister, to study European languages in Brussels. 146 more words


The Visionary

by Emily Brontë

Silent is the house: all are laid asleep:

One alone looks out o’er the snow-wreaths deep;

Watching every cloud, dreading every breeze… 168 more words


Emily's Best Shortest Shorts

Woods, ye need not frown on me-

Spectral trees, that so dolefully

Shake your heads in the dreary sky,

Ye need not mock so bitterly! 189 more words


Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee?

Shall Earth no more inspire thee,

Thou lonely dreamer now?

Since passion may not fire thee

Shall Nature cease to bow?

Thy mind is ever moving… 133 more words


Evening Solace

Today marks the 203rd anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. I know it’s also Easter but this poem, I think, gives a true case for the grace of her poetry and insight far beyond her years at the time. 241 more words


Starry Night

In commentary by Robert Van de Weyer, Emily is described as the daughter of an Anglican parson and was raised, along with her contemporary surviving siblings, by her aunt Elizabeth who was a strict Methodist. 159 more words